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St. Louis says ‘no doubt’ he wants to retire a Ranger

The New York Ranger’s Martin St. Louis will be a free agent at the end of the season, but if he has his way he won’t be going anywhere.  The New York Rangers and St. Louis have put off any talks of a contract extension until after the season, but St. Louis has loudly made it known that he wants to play next year and that he wants to play, and retire, with the New York Rangers.

St. Louis told the New York Post:

“There’s no doubt that I want to play next year. Period. And for sure, yes, I want to play here. I want to finish my career as a Ranger. There’s no doubt about that either.”

St. Louis has had a down year this year and his career is on the decline.  St. Louis turns 40 in June and is coming to the end of a contract that saw him make $5.65 million annually.  He still put up 50 points this season and brings a good bit to the table, but for the Rangers he will have to come at a much cheaper cost that reflects his current output and that works with the Rangers already complicated cap situation.

This doesn’t appear to problem however, as St. Louis will probably take a steep discount to stay in New York.  At that discount he could be a real value for the Rangers next season.

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